The objective of the Lights Out! program is to facilitate sea turtle nesting activity by reducing artificial light shining on the beach during nesting season.
Our strategy is to influence behavior by raising awareness. We design materials for the Lights Out! campaign that bring attention to the dates of the sea turtles’ nesting season and educate residents, businesses, and tourists on the impact that light has on nesting turtles and hatchlings.
We conduct Beachfront Lighting Surveys to collect data that illustrates trends and the relationship between artificial light and nesting activity on the island.